Need Help? Community Resources
Food Pantry at St. Joseph The Worker (Pastorate)
The parish maintains a small food pantry through which we provide non-perishable food and health care products to our parishioners and those in the Dubuque area who are in need. Parishioners supply the pantry through donations of food and dry goods. There is a basket for donations in the main vestibule of the church. Specific needs are listed in the parish bulletin.
Dubuque Rescue Mission
Our linked parish serves the noon meal at the Dubuque Rescue Mission on four Sundays each year. Rich & Patti Bugalski and Dave Cushman are the St. Columbkille representatives. Mark and Crystal Schnee are the St. Joseph The Worker parish leaders in this ministry. Parishioners donate desserts and salads. There is a need for new volunteers to coordinate the meal and parishioners’ donations.
Dave Cushman, (SC) 582-7469 or Todd Link, 542,6780
Rick & Jenny Ginsterblum, (SJTW) 564-3711
St. Patrick Meal
Parishioners from St. Columbkille and St. Joseph The Worker prepare, deliver, and serve the Wednesday evening meal at St. Patrick parish six times each year. A group of parishioners gather to purchase, prepare and deliver the main dish to the site. Others bring salads, desserts and serve the meal. There is a need for parishioners to help with the preparation of the meal and the transportation of the meal. Between 75 – 100 people are served a hot meal each Wednesday night.
St. Vincent De Paul Society
Members extend Christ’s love and concern to individuals and families within the parish boundaries who are in need of emergency assistance, food, clothing, fuel, rent, and utility subsidies. The Society welcomes new members at any time.
Emergency Assistance from Our Linked Parishes
Parishioners are assisted with heat and electrical bills. The parish is able to help with gas and food scrip cards as needed. This assistance is coordinated with Operation New View and Black Hills Care programs.
Our Lady of the Sioux
Our Lady of the Sioux Catholic Church in Oglala, South Dakota has been our Sister Parish for many years. It exists in the poorest county in the entire United States.
Deacon Bill Biver, 588-1433